INF Treaty and Iran: Is Trump Playing an Old Card?

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by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi In his recent high-profile visit to Moscow, National Security Adviser John Bolton bluntly told his hosts that the United States would not back down from its announced plan to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty… Continue Reading  

Are Iran’s Ballistic Missiles Designed to be Nuclear Capable? (This article has been updated.)

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by Michael Elleman and Mark Fitzpatrick The common claim that Iran’s missile development must be stopped altogether because these systems could deliver nuclear weapons in the future rests on broad generalizations. While there is reason for concern, priority attention should… Continue Reading  

Instead of Adding onto Iran Sanctions, Europe Should Prevent Disaster

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by Sina Azodi and Tytti Erasto President Trump’s decision last week to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal confirmed the worst fears of European leaders, who had pleaded to the president not to scrap the laboriously… Continue Reading  

Missile Dialogue Between Iran and the West

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by Seyed Hossein Mousavian U.S. President Donald Trump has made it clear that his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal—known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—is mainly rooted in Iran’s missile program and regional policies. Meanwhile, the European… Continue Reading  

EU-Iran: Dialogue Against Ultimatums

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by Eldar Mamedov As the US issued its ultimatum to the EU on “fixing” the nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action or JCPOA), the European Parliament (EP) hosted Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs and National Security… Continue Reading